TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury Crash on Edward T. Breathitt Parkway in Hopkins County, KY
Date of News Release: 04/11/2006
Hanson, KY (Hopkins County) - Roy J. Flahardy age 60 of Henderson, KY was operating a 1995 International dump truck northbound on the Edward T. Breathitt Parkway when it appears the left front tire of the vehicle blew causing Mr. Flahardy to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle exited the roadway on the left shoulder and entered the median. The vehicle overturned ejecting Mr. Flahardy who was not wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle came to rest on top of the guardrail in the median blocking the southbound lanes of the parkway. The southbound lanes were cleared and reopened at 7:05 a.m. Mr. Flahardy was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Tpr. Shane Fowler investigated the crash that occurred on April 11, 2006 at 2:45 a.m. The Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, Hanson Volunteer Fire Department and the State Highway Department assisted at the scene.